Everyday Adventures in Havachon Heaven

The Good, Crazy, & Adorable Life of One Havachon Puppy

Creative Daisy-Made Interactive Dog Toys ;)

on April 14, 2011

It seems to me that Daisy creates her own interactive puzzle toys.

Lookee what I did, Mommy!

Sometimes, when I’m too busy to play with her, she’ll take one of her longer blankets by the corner, dragging the rest behind her like a bridal gown train, and circle in, out, and around table legs. This causes the blanket to wrap around the legs so that eventually it gets stuck and she can’t pull it anymore.

At this point, she’ll start growling and tugging at it in a game of tug-o-war with the table. She really gets going, too – her growls get louder and louder and sometimes they even get pretty high-pitched when she’s trying to warn that table that the blanket is rightfully hers.

After that, she embarks on an all-out campaign to figure out a way to unravel the blanket from the table legs. This is the “interactive puzzle” part of her homemade game. She’ll go this way and that, and the blanket gets a little longer, then a lot shorter, and on and on until finally she gets the pattern down and untangles the blanket.

Then the Victory Dance begins, where she struts around with the blanket, head held high.

I'm pooped from trying to figure this one out!

So far none of the tables have suffered any ill-effects from her little games, because most of them are heavy and sturdy enough to withstand a Havachon’s wrath. BUT – one day she did this with a folding snack table, and what’s worse is that the table had a full glass of water on it. We were on the edge of disaster with that one!

Other times, the blanket will be underneath the kitchen table, which has a central pedestal. If the blanket is to the right of a leg, she’ll go to the left and try to grab the blanket from underneath the leg, which is impossible. But she does work hard at it, until she finally concedes defeat and simply reaches over the leg to get the blanket.

What a character!

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4 responses to “Creative Daisy-Made Interactive Dog Toys ;)

  1. Love it! It’s great that she can entertain herself when you are busy! Gus will pout for awhile until he realizes we’re not going to drop everything and play with him.

    Way to go, Daisy!

  2. granny1947 says:

    Hi RD…have you ever visited Lyndatjies post?
    http://lyndatjie.wordpress.com/
    A very special lady who I think you will love.

  3. barb19 says:

    Daisy is very good at entertaining herself! Wouldn’t you just love to look into her mind and see how she thinks when she plays some of her little games?
    She’s one helluva character alright – Miss Personality Plus!

  4. Judy says:

    Daisy is one busy little dog. I love the photos. She has such a cute expression on her face:)

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